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surgery, a team of doctors in sweden has performed the operation nine times. five of the women became pregnant with four having successful deliveries. we're getting an interesting look at the ace train cars. >> we sure are. for the first time we're actually seeing the damage from that train derailment up close. >> broken glass, sticks and mud covering the outside of the car and blood stains on the inside. tonight we're hearing about the well-organized rescue mission to get those passengers out alive. good evening, i'm keba arnold in tonight for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. ace train service is getting back to normal after one of their trains derailed monday night. this was the first eastbound train heading from san jose to stockton this afternoon. it left at 3:35. trains are going slowly through that niles canyon area. the trains today are going only
10 miles per hour through the area, way under the 40-mile-per-hour speed limit. on monday night a train heading to stockton hit a mud slide, sending one of the cars in to the alameda creek. nine people were injured, four seriously. this morning ridership was down 38% on the first ace train to run since the derailment. it left stockton this morning headed toward san jose. representatives from ace trains say many passengers may not have known that service had resumed and others may have been reluctant to take the train. we talked to some passengers today who told us they're fairly confident of having a safe ride. >> today, no, i figured today probably everybody is looking at the tracks, but come monday after the storm. >> ridership picked up on the other morning trains but overall today ridership was down by about 20%. the badly damaged train that ended up in a creek will be headed back to stockton soon. today it was towed to a rail yard in fremont where investigators got an up-close look at the damage. cristina rendon tells us repairs
are crucial because it's expensive to replace train cars. >> i'm a train guy. i like to take train pictures. >> reporter: the main attraction at this fremont rail yard is the once derailed ace train. ryan zoomed in on the debris. >> the damage is a little more than i thought. the one car that went in the creek, you can see the roof is open. >> reporter: photographers capturing the aftermath think of the passengers who were onboard. >> i'm just kind of imagining the people inside and their fear at that moment, how brave they had to be to gather their wits to get out of there really quick. >> reporter: the close-up shots belong to investigators from the federal railroad administration. they spent wednesday morning touring railcar 3309 looking at the broken glass and blood stains inside. it's believed a mud slide brought down the tree on the tracks and caused the train to
derail monday night. >> ultimate goal is to determine exactly what happened. did the slide happen before the train got there? did the slide happen before the train was going through? >> reporter: ace is sending the train to stockton for further assessment with hopes of putting the most damaged car back in to service. buying a new car takes two years and comes with a $2 million price tag. >> if it's a matter of doing rewiring, cleaning, cosmetic type stuff, that's what we're hoping for. >> reporter: he says the images alone are proof this accident really did end in a miracle. >> tragedy enough as it is, but tragedy averted that no one was seriously injured. >> reporter: ace isn't sure how much it's going to cost to repair all of this but says the windows alone are $100 each so you can imagine the cost is really going to add up. they hope to have a better estimate on those damages next week. cristina rendon, ktvu fox 2 news. >> sometimes there can be
confusion and miscommunication among first responders. ktvu's henry lee took a look at how emergency personnel worked alongside each other when the ace train derailed. he joins us now with more. >> i spoke with the incident commander for the alameda county fire department. he says the night of the train derailment, everyone did their jobs as they were assigned. firefighters, law enforcement, paramedics. even the bus drivers who took people to safety. >> train collision, 55009. across the calaveras. >> reporter: the ace train derailment brought an immediate response from many agencies, including the county sheriff, chp. everyone was on the same page with a clear mission. the fire division chief was incident commander when the train derailed monday night. >> this worked great because it was a multi-agency response. >> reporter: right after the train derailed, firefighters had to make sure what kind of train was involved. >> is this a passenger train or
freight train? >> an ace train. a passenger train. >> reporter: that raised the stakes. officials quickly ordered ambulances. they also ordered rescue boats and helicopters which did not end up being used. when asked if it was on its side, that changed the dynamic. rescuers had to get passengers to safety in the dark. they used thermal imaging devices to make sure they didn't leave anyone behind, all this while everything is topsy-turvy. >> while they're walking on the train, they don't want to walk on the windows because if that window gives way, then they fall in to the alameda creek. so very, very difficult situation. >> public safety agencies in general are in the business of planning for the worst case scenario. >> we do training, we did it with ace trains in fact. and we do it with amtrak. and we've done it with freight trains. so we do training with trains. we don't get to pick and choose the calls we go to.
when the call comes in, we can't say we don't want to handle that. we have to go and do something, be it a passenger train that goes off the track, be it a freeway that collapses or be it whatever disaster that comes our way, we have to do something. we cannot say no. >> and that's why so many of these drills, these simulations like urban shield pay off, authorities say, to prepare for any kind of disaster when it strikes. >> good to see they were prepared. henry lee live in the news room. b.a.r.t. police release surveillance video today of the gunman who is suspected of killing a man onboard a b.a.r.t. train. previously investigators had only released grainy still images of the man who they've still not been able to identify but look here, this is the new video. you can actually see the man walking on b.a.r.t. platform and leaving the west oakland station. all this happened on the night of january 9th. investigators say just moments before this picture was taken, this gunman has shot and killed 19-year-old carlos romero inside
a b.a.r.t. train. the b.a.r.t. police department is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the gunman's arrest. a rainy morning in the south bay as light showers passed through san jose. drivers had their windshield wipers turned on low setting. pet owners were not taking any chances. that little dog was out with his rain coat on. [ laughter ] hey, you got to keep the dogs ready too. >> something about seeing that little jacket on. today we did get a little bit of rain but a lot more on the rain? >> i wouldn't even call today rain. i wouldn't call yesterday rain but i will call tomorrow rain and friday. suf rain headed our way as an atmospheric river sets up in classic el nino style. so we had that big weekend last weekend. we're going to have a big thursday, friday, and in to the weekend too. i don't think it's going to be as powerful as the saturday storm. it won't be. but we're going to see a lot of rain. because of this atmospheric moisture streaming thousands of miles out past the dateline.
heavy rain on thursday. heavy rain friday. and then some clearing late in the day with a couple breaks but this thing sets up to bring us anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain, maybe more up north in the russian river drainage basin. there's a flash flood watch. weather service is saying all this. they've issued a flash flood watch starting tomorrow morning and lasting through sunday. because what's going to happen, especially on the russian river, all this rain is going to fall, but it's going to take a while for it to all flow out to the mouth of the reserve. we're going to be talking about heavy rises on the russian river to near flood stage or to flood stage as we get in to sunday. we'll talk more about that. look at the atmospheric river. that's moisture, thousands of miles streaming in to the pacific and it's got a focus on us. one day after bernie sanders pulled off an upset win in michigan he'll join hillary clinton on a stage in miami, florida. this is the latest democratic
debate. ross palombo live there in miami. i bet it's going to be another fiery debate tonight. >> that win in michigan by bernie sanders, what a shocker that was. the big question tonight, is at this debate will hillary clinton go after him full throttle in reaction? we're waiting to see. the debate gets underway in less than an hour. hundreds of journalists across the country are set to cover the debate. look who's also here right now from the bay area. facebook is here. it's been aggregating data on their website across the entire country, specifically here in california. take a look at this. this shows the darker colors, who is talking about in this case hillary clinton across california. plenty of people talking in san francisco. and here in alameda county. look at this when i switch it to bernie sanders right now. look how light the map gets. this means fewer people are talking about bernie sanders in california. some still here in santa cruz and up here in humboldt county. the big question at the debate
tonight is will this map here and across the country in fact change? >> reporter: the stage, set. the students standing by. even bay area social media already scouring the data. all the curtain is about to go up since last night's show stopper. senator bernie sanders took michigan after polls had him as much as 27 points behind. >> i just want to take this opportunity to thank the people of michigan who kind of repudiated the polls. >> reporter: overall, hillary clinton still though repudiated that result, pulling out ahead with her landslide victory in mississippi. but now she's also fighting against a new lawsuit republicans filed today against the state department to get more of her e-mails. >> we're working our way through this right now. >> reporter: it's all part of the conversation students and south floridians will now work through. >> i'm excited to see what they have to say today. >> reporter: 71% of miami-dade college students are hispanic
like this group, mirroring south florida itself, where hispanic voters outnumber every other group here 3-1. >> i'm leaning more toward hillary. because bernie, he's a socialist, so i'm not very keen on that with my mother being cuban and having come from a socialist country. >> reporter: polls do show clinton dramatically ahead again by nearly 30 points. >> there's a massive political conversation that happened on facebook every single day. >> reporter: and on facebook this heat map shows the conversation has been about hillary for at least 30 days. >> i should say that this is reflective of the conversation that's happening at the time. it's not predictive. >> reporter: if last night is any example though, predicting may be impossible, especially as elections go in florida. >> i just pay attention to what points are brought up in debates and who can respond more, who has a better plan.
>> that debate about to get underway in less than an hour. we showed you the situation in california. now look at the heat map here in florida. when it comes to hillary clinton, pretty much everyone is talking about her across the entire state. when we switch over to bernie sanders, you can see exactly how much lighter it gets. this is a dramatic difference. hillary clinton right here. bernie sanders right here. i'm sorry, that's donald trump. interesting to show you how much more dramatic it is on the republican side. it's similar to this across the entire country. donald trump has chatter across facebook in just about every state and you can see the dramatic difference compared to the democrats. but at the democratic debate we're focused on hillary clinton and bernie sanders of course. and hillary clinton getting much more chatter, at least at this hour. we'll let you know if that changes coming up tonight at 10:00. >> ross, let's talk more about the florida, the hispanic community. we know that hillary clinton, she tends to do well among african americans.
what about hispanics? >> that's a really interesting question because in nevada if you'll remember during their caucus, the headline out of there was bernie sanders did surprisingly well with hispanics, in fact 8% better than hillary clinton, but in texas where hillary clinton won, she actually had more than 30% more of the hispanic vote. i think the total she got was 67%. so it's a little unclear exactly how she's going to do with the hispanic vote but it's essential, especially in miami-dade where hispanics are the vast majority of this county. in fact there are two voters that are registered democrats compared to every one who is non-hispanic in this area. so it's essential. immigration of course is going to be a key topic tonight. >> ross palombo live in miami, florida, ahead of tonight's democratic debate. thank you. serious allegations against his parents who adopted him. today a los gatos man spoke publically for the first time saying his parents sexually
abused him for years. >> plus, accusations against the dean of the uc berkeley law school. what his executive assistant claims he did on analyst daily basis. >> i've pumped in bathroom stalls, on airplanes, and on amtrak. and found places to breastfeed randomly in the airport. >> no more random places for moms traveling through oakland international airport. the new privacy suite that makes this airport a first of its kind in california.
boeing 777 airplanes with a new high density seating plan. that means instead of nine seats across in economy, the planes will now have 10 seats across. nine of the planes that are being updated will be used for domestic flights mainly to and from hawaii. it's a first for california and it's happening right in oakland. oakland international airport introduced a way to make travel a lot easier for new moms. >> especially if they're hauling infants and toddlers. tom vacar joins us live from the airport where there's a new level of privacy for nursing moms. >> they call them lactation suites. and they are a sweet opportunity for mothers who need to breastfeed. >> reporter: the two lactation suites, the first in any airport, provide mothers a free, comfortable, private, and lockable place to breastfeed and pump. >> it's very important.
you want to be comfortable. >> reporter: it's a lot more than that. >> it's really the right thing to do. >> reporter: airport spokesman kiana taylor is herself a new mother. >> it's a health and well ness. >> reporter: four out of every five babies start life as breastfeeders and a huge number of them start travel with mom. >> i've pumped on bathroom stalls, in airplanes, on amtrak. i think having a designated spot for mothers to go is a great use of resources. >> reporter: here moms can feed baby or breast pump without worrying of offending other travelers or being unwanted centers of attention. >> to have the privacy and the ability to kind of do your thing and take care of your baby and feed your baby at the same time and not have to worry about making other people uncomfortable. >> people shouldn't frown upon it but having that special spot where the mothers don't have to feel like they're getting
somebody upset over the fact that they're breastfeeding, i think that's a great idea. >> reporter: and moms say it's a better alternative to bathrooms. >> going in the bathroom stall is not necessarily the ideal thing to do. >> bathroom can be dirty and germs. >> reporter: look for more of these in more locations, public and private, nationwide. >> many people who start out breastfeeding don't continue doing so just because it takes a lot of coordination, planning, and logistical opportunities to do so. >> the airport has one station in each of its two terminals, potential for more. they're free to moms who choose -- important word, choose, to use them. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. sfo is offering a new service to help passengers better navigate the airport. airport officials today announced a new service called airport butler. any traveler can request a personal concierge to greet them at san francisco international. that person can also provide
curbside baggage assistance, language assistance, help with connecting flights, or accompany a senior or a minor. >> we really started a service for international travelers. we know that international passengers already enjoy that kind of airport concierge service at major international airports and we hear it loud and clear from our customers, they want to be able to have that type of service at sfo as well. >> here's the cost. it will cost you. the minimum charges $250 and the price can go up depending what services you want and how many people are traveling. travelers must reserve the butler service at least 24 hours prior to their flight. let's go back to our weather. bring in our chief meteorologist once again. we've got real weather to talk about. >> we do. we've got saturated ground so everything that hits is going to run off. we saw the mudslides with the train derailment the other day. we're going to see more of that type of thing as we reach saturation in the bay area. creeks and rivers are running high. after this weekend i suspect we're going to see high water.
we've got a flood watch out for parts of the bay area, most of the bay area over the next couple days. look at this moisture plume. in the old days we used to call it pineapple express. nearly 3,000 miles of moisture out in the pacific. i'm trying to imagine that. basically the width of this country. moisture coming in from the subtropics. it's a warm system. so it's going to produce some rain. the rain we've been seeing today and the rain we saw yesterday, not attached to any significant dynamics. not attached to any upper low pressure systems. as we go in to the next 48 hours, there are going to be some dynamics and that's going to squeeze out a significant amount of rain. in the russian river drainage basin between now and friday night we could see a half foot of rain. more rain comes on saturday and sunday. so it's mainly going to be a north bay heavy rain event. you can see stuck up there. there's the model. 6 a.m. thursday. raining hard in santa rosa. that's tomorrow morning. then it kind of migrates through
by noon. showers or heavy rain in the oakland area, san mateo, fremont, san jose for the afternoon commute. tomorrow is a wet day on the drive. here we go in to friday morning. wet morning start. then we get frontal passage. rain is going to be real heavy until about then. until 4:00, 5:00 things are going to start to clear out for us. there's going to be a lot of rain that's fallen. your forecast highs tomorrow, this is your indication. if i was showing you 50s and 40s on a rainy day, because it's going to be a rainy day tomorrow, you'd say okay, we'll get some rain. when you're dealing 67 degrees, 68 degrees in san jose and rain, you're dealing with a warm subtropical air mass and it's going to deliver significant rainfall. heavy rain on thursday. morning commute is wet. afternoon commute is wet. friday you've got heavy morning showers. actually it's going to go on overnight in to friday. heavy morning showers till noon. then it tapers off. there's going to be wind in here as well.
we're going to see tree down possibilities, mud slide possibilities. some of the creeks in the area are going to get right to the edge. then on saturday and sunday as you get toward sunday, i suspect we're going to see -- i wouldn't say issues on the russian river but we're going to be watching the levels because of the river forecast center has the russian reserve just at or below flood stage. it wouldn't take much to put it above flood stage. an attack on a bay area college library. we find out why campus officials did not send out an alert to other students. >> coming up new at 6:00, look at this. racist graffiti found painted on to a school office building in the east bay. >> kids can maybe see that, that's really ignorant.
we're learning new information tonight about an attack inside a library at san jose state university. ktvu's janine de la vega explains how police caught the suspect and also why the campus didn't send out an alert. >> the university told us the suspect and victim did not know each other so this appears to have been a random attack. neither of them were students or staff members here. this all happened at 9:00 last night, university officials tell us a woman was allegedly choked by a male suspect who had entered the women's restroom on the second floor of the martin luther king, jr. library. she fought off the attacker and ran after him. officers who were already in the
library on an unrelated call spotted the man trying to get away and caught it. some students tell us this incident is going to make them even more aware of their surroundings. >> sometimes i go and study at night but i do -- i'm very aware of my surroundings because there's like homeless people, i've seen some sketchy people so you kind of have to know what you're going in to. >> reporter: the female victim was treated at the scene and declined to transport to the hospital. the suspect was booked on false imprisonment, battery, and being under the influence. university officials say they did not send out an alert because the suspect was immediately apprehended. reporting from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu fox 2 news. >> the university tells us in the short-term they plan to move two large shelving units and a large metal screen to improve visibility to the restroom entrance. and university police will keep working with library personnel to discuss long-term security measures. the victim calls his abuse worse than a nightmare.
>> it's the most tragic case i've seen in 40 years of practicing law. >> coming up next, the accusations against the south bay couple who adopted a young boy from russia. >> he's been called the fifth beatle. the tribute pouring in for george martin. >> after hearing bill martin's weather forecast, the bay area feels a little guilty in balmy scottsdale. three potential superstars of the future.
a los gatos man spoke publically today for the first time saying he was sexually abused for years by his parent who adopted him. maureen naylor spoke with him this afternoon and his attorney who calls it the most outrageous abuse case he's ever seen. >> reporter: a los gatos man said what happened inside this home is worse than a nightmare. 23-year-old dennis flynn said he endured 10 years of continual sexual abuse from age 9 to 19, saying his first few months were okay, after ralph and caroline flint adopted him from russia at the age of 9. >> after that, he invited me in to the bedroom and i knew from the beginning it was wrong. but fear took over. >> reporter: the flynns were arrested earlier this year and now face criminal charges. inside the home next to lexington reservoir, dennis says
the sexual abuse went from a few times a month to a daily occurrence. >> he'd come in uninvited without my consent and no matter how many times i would say please leave me alone, i need my rest, i need my sleep, he demanded and said this will take only a few minutes. >> this is the most outrageous case of child abuse i've seen in 40 years of practice. >> reporter: dennis flynn's attorney filed this civil lawsuit yesterday with 44 counts including sexual assault and battery, sexual exploitation, false imprisonment, and human trafficking. >> for this adult male who worked him over hard then when he was age 15, the female joined in. it's totally outrageous. >> we reached out to the couple's attorneys in the criminal case. they tell us a gag order prevents us from commenting but they're expected to enter not guilty pleas and say they'll vigorously defend the case. dennis says he's speaking out
encouraging other sexual abuse victims to come forward and bring justice. >> for a long time they told me what they did was right, what they did was out of love and i had to learn what love really is. >> reporter: in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu fox 2 news. the dean of uc berkeley law school has been sued for sexual harassment. the dean is chowdry. his assistant says he subjected her to unwanted bear hugs, kissing and touching almost on a daily basis. the suit claims the university had him write a letter of apology and docked his pay of 10% for a year. the university declined to comment. chowdry has taken an indefinite leave of absence. the jury in a federal wrongful death case brought against four san francisco police officers began their deliberations this afternoon. the eight jurors spent nearly four hours discussing the case before adjourning for the day. the jurors are deciding whether alex nieto's parents should receive any money for the death
of their son. alex nieto was shot and killed two years ago in vernal heights park. his parents are suing the city. their attorney says the four officers used unreasonable force but the officers say nieto pointed his taser at them and they thought it was a real gun and that's why they fired. deliberations are set to resume once again tomorrow. now to spring training in arizona where the giants lost this afternoon. the giants though should be a contender this season and the future looks even brighter. our sports director mark ibanez in scottsdale tonight. giants pretty excited about their players including young talent that may make the team. >> i think so. just a beautiful night here in scottsdale, arizona. and the game, like you mentioned, this afternoon johnny cueto, one of their big pick-ups during the winter was a little overwhelmed you might say in his first appearance with the giants, but for the most part the giants are just loaded with talent picked by many to go to the world series, if not win it. certainly one of the favorites
in the national league. and you know what, they've got youngsters knocking on the door and making big noise for the future. >> this is hit high and deep and out of here! >> reporter: the ball makes a particularly loud thump when it connects with the bat of certain players. christian aroya -- arroyo is one of those hitters. just 20 years old. he's been long observer of those yapping about his game. >> getting dirty, breaking up double plays, trying to turn double plays whenever necessary, trying to make plays in any aspect of the game. i've always worked at trying to do my best at. when it's base running, bunting, every aspect of the game. for me, i describe myself as a grinder, just a baseball player. just a hard nosed, get dirty, win the baseball game. >> you sound like a giant. >> like a giant.
exactly. >> reporter: another youngster who's probably a little further down the big league path is outfielder jarrod parker. no giant fan will ever forget the thunderous three-home run game he had against the as when he was called up from the minors last september. probably ticketed for a triple-a, but on the verge of big league ready is mack williamson, another outfielder who actually missed an entire year before last with tommy john surgery. a setback that he's somehow turned in to a positive. >> it was extremely tough mentally. your playing years are short. obviously there will be a day where you'll be a form er player. missing an entire season is not something you want to do. you have to trust there's a plan and everything happens for a reason. i could have -- if i didn't hurt my elbow, maybe i'd have another significant injury that hurt my career. last year i tried to make up as
much ground as i could. really good to get back on the field with the guys and be out there competing. >> kind of funny, while that report was on, we saw some giant fans sauntering about. i told you johnny cueto made his debut for the giants. i can tell you this. it wasn't those folks there. they're very nice. but one of the gentlemen who passed by said i was far too nice to describe johnny cueto's debut as a giant and if i told you what he said, i might not be working tomorrow. but let's just say it didn't go well for cueto. 1 and 1/3rd inning. gave up five runs on four hits. it's got to get a whole lot better than that. it is very relaxed down here, but very serious expressions on giants' executive faces watch ing that performance today. this guy is going to cost them $130 million. nice evening though here in scottsdale, arizona.
>> don't think we didn't notice the shorts tonight. looks like it's beautiful there and you look about as comfortable as you can get. >> i'm comfortable. like i said, it's the dinner hour and a few folks have had some cocktails and they're loving life here in scottsdale. you're asking me what it's like down here in scottsdale. that's really what it is. it's not the high pressure of the regular season, the wins and losses don't matter of course other than guys trying to make the team. it's a different feel down here. it's pretty nice i have to admit. like i said, i feel a little guilty about hearing bill's weather forecast for you guys. it's the complete opposite here, frank. >> enjoy your time down there. we'll talk to you again tomorrow night. around the world tonight heartwarming tributes to the man known as the fifth beatle.
legendary music producer george martin died tuesday at the age of 90. he produced almost all of the beatles' recordings and helped them put classical music elements in their songs. the importance of his contribution to beatles music is not lost on fans. >> he was an integral part. i'm sure they would have made it somehow but he was an integral part in their success. >> would they have gone on to create the masterpieces? it was a symbiotic relationship really. >> martin won six grammys and was inducted in to the rock and roll hall of fame in 1999. three years by that he was knighted by queen elizabeth ii. british prime minister david cameron hailed him as a music giant. a possible setback in the fight against mosquitos that carry zika virus. why researchers say we may need to find another way to eliminate
firefighters. fire crews responded to reports of a gas leak just after 1:00 in the morning and while they were searching for the source of the leak, an explosion ripped through the three buildings. >> i was getting ready to leave and the whole front of the building went boom. and exploded. >> i'm shocked. this is devastating. i'm so shaken up right now. i don't know what we're going to do. >> the explosion destroyed a coffee shop, restaurant, and a small grocery store. incredibly all of the firefighters who were hurt suffered only minor injuries and no one else was injured. no deaths have been reported either. more than 30 nearby businesses suffered damage from the blast. most had windows blasted out from the force of the explosion. u.s. special forces in iraq have reportedly captured a chemical and biological weapons experts working for isis.
the detainee reportedly revealed the group had weaponized mustard gas in to powdered form and lowered it in to artillery shells. amazon today announced it is officially going in to the air freight business. amazon says it's taken a five to seven-year lease for 20 boeing 767 cargo planes. since amazon has grown, taking care of its logistic chain is seen as critical. we heard about it and now there is video of a google self-driving car hitting the boston mountain view just last month. the video from the bus shows google's white suv on the right. then as the lexus pulls in front of the bus and hits the side of the bus, video from inside the bus shows the reaction from the driver and the passengers. the bus was only going 15 miles
per hour but the lexus and the bus were both still damaged and for the first time, google has accepted partial responsibility. in the past it's blamed other drivers for collisions involving its self-driving cars. caused a whole lot of oohs and ahhs. we have an update on the baby sea otter. >> also tonight, a possible problem involving mosquitos that carry zika virus.
potentially troubling news out of a zika research meeting. a way of combatting the mosquito-borne illness may not keep the virus at bay. >> reporter: the international community may need to find new ways to combat the zika virus. a world health organization official says insecticide spray has not stopped the spread of dengue fever which is carried by the same type of mosquito as zika. >> it is worth continuing to try to use this method for the lack of other interventions but what the scientists said is that there's an urgent need to also put in place studies to evaluate
whether it has a benefit or not. >> reporter: zika is considered a global health emergency by the w.h.o. without breaks reported in more than 40 countries since january 2015. it's being linked with neurological problems as well as birth defects where babies are born with smaller than normal heads. >> it's causing microcephaly and we know the virus for many, many years. >> reporter: the w.h.o. says vaccine development is still in an early phase. clinical human trials are still a few months away for the earliest candidates. >> it remains an imperative. >> there's another factor which could make fighting zika harder than previously thought. scientists finding that other mosquito species can carry the
virus but it's unknown if those insects are able to spread it to humans. jonathan serrie, fox news. they wowed crowds over the weekend. now a mother and baby otter have headed out in to the bay. the aquarium posted these new pictures of them. the little otter was born in the tide pool right outside the aquarium. marine biologists say the mother is likely looking for a kelp forest. so cute. >> look at that there. let's turn to bill now, talking about our forecast. it's wet out there but you're saying this is nothing compared to what we're about to see? >> this is really just the moistening of the atmosphere prior to the storm that's going to get here tomorrow for both communities then again for friday. we're going to get in to it over the next 48 hours. we'll see flood watches. probably see urban and small stream flood advisories at some point tomorrow for much of the bay area. saturday's storm, a 10. that was a big, big storm.
lots of rain. this is not a 10. this is a straight up 8, maybe 8 and a half, something like that. but it's a good system and there's two of them actually. it's a one-two punch. same system. but first subtropical moisture then the stronger dynamics go through friday which will give us wind and heavy downpours but it's all good. it's exactly what we need. we've had a couple days of break. that's good. i saw the -- looking at the numbers today at some of the reservoirs, maybe you saw this, but lake shasta has come up like 100 feet. that's amazing. we're seeing heavy rain. there's your flash flood watch. that lasts up until sunday, by the way. that's how this event is going to continue. we know it's going to go thursday, friday, saturday and sunday. so flash flood watch stays in effect. showers for the morning commute, that's san francisco. saw a flash of lightning up there. 7 a.m., your drive is wet. you know what i would do tomorrow if you could? maybe work from home.
maybe take mass transit because this is going to be a wet day. heavy rain around lunchtime. there's your thursday afternoon. it doesn't stop. and more rain as you head in to your bay area afternoon commute. that's thursday. friday is going to look very similar. except on friday, you'll see it here. there's going to be a little bit of a frontal passage which will create big wind but will also clear it out hopefully toward late in the day friday. tomorrow morning, heavy rain up in the north bay. showers showing up for the rest of us. here's the afternoon and afternoon commute. it's wet. we could see rain throughout the bay area, inch of rain. in the north bay, they could see two or three inches of rain. again friday morning, here comes the front. this is the strongest part of the storm technically. wind, heaviest downpours, thunder and lightning perhaps. it migrates quickly through about lunchtime. key with that is you need it to keep moving. we've seen it happen before, '82, '98, where something will
stall and stop. saturday morning, a few showers develop. saturday afternoon we get a few more showers in here but the main event, thursday and friday. there's the 5-day forecast. it's all exactly what we need. i know the rivers and creeks are all going to get right up there because we have saturation. there will be mudslides. there will be an urban and small stream flood advisory. might even be a flood warning or two on the san lorenzo river like we saw last weekend so it's all the kinds of things you would expect in a winter and el nino year. >> last saturday it was really coming down. >> it's a warm air mass. i think friday we might see rainfall rates like that but shouldn't last as long so we'll see but i think the rainfall rates can be very high. that's when the urban and small stream flood advisories start to pop up. we're calling it a health impact fee and say it's a way to cut down on diabetes. the tax the state is now debating on your sugary drinks.
smelt during two surveys. it determines the health of the delta as it relates to conditions. >> population abundance is very low. it's been declining throughout the drought after a rebound in 2011 when we had good water conditions. >> state fish and wildlife officials are hopeful the smelt can bounce back. in the past the smelt die during dry years but their numbers return when the water returns. an agency has secured a controversial deal to buy a cluster of islands in the delta. the district has approved a deal to acquire five small islands in the heart of the estuary from a company called delta wetlands. they think they'll use it to siphon more water to its 19 million customers in southern california. >> i do not have confidence that
metropolitan water district is going to be a good steward with their neighbors when their goal is to acquire land and water rights. >> the water agency denies those accusations but acknowledges the purchase of the island will help pave the way for governor jerry brown's plan to build twin tunnels. a tax on sugary drinks is being proposed at the state capitol. advocates want to put a 2 cents tax on sugary drinks. they're calling it a health impact fee to tackle problems like obesity and diabetes. supporters say they're targeting sugary drinks and not foods like donuts and french fries because the body handles them differently. >> liquid sugar, when it enters the body, goes straight to the pancreas and is converted to fat. so it has specific qualities that call out for treating it differently. that's why the bill singled out
sugary beverages. >> supporters say the 2-cent tax could add up to $3 billion and that money would go to health programs to encourage healthy choices. racist graffiti spray painted on doors. late word of an arrest that has parents, students, and police on edge. >> we need to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible to ensure safety of everybody in this community. >> despite that arrest, questions remain about a motive. good evening. i'm keba arnold in for julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. within the last half hour san leandro police announced a suspect is in custody for the hate filled message. new at 6:00, rob roth spoke with the investigators minutes ago. what did they tell you about the
suspect? >> a san leandro police investigator told me the person they believe is responsible is in fact in custody. investigators have not released his name but say he's a 21-year-old white male from san leandro. detectives first brought him in on unrelated charges. it's a case that has parents and police upset. >> reporter: the hate filled message has been cleaned off the main door to a san leandro unified school district office on juniper street. this is what school district employees saw monday morning. ktvu has blurred out the most offensive parts. in addition to the words, there are satanic symbols spray painted. it's next door to an elementary school. parents say they're first learning about it from facebook. >> that's really sad, especially somewhere at an educational place, facility, for kids to maybe see that. it's rely